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Where to Find Good At-Home Workouts

Have you ever made plans to go to the gym, but you never went because you didn’t want to go, you got distracted doing something, your Netflix show got too good to leave, or you didn’t want to go alone? You're not alone. There is a solution! There are other options than just going to the gym. You can work out for home! There are so many platforms that have workout classes, or if you own a workout machine; there are many workouts that are possible for you to do on that machine. With technology evolving many platforms have home workouts; either with no equipment or with equipment. One platform that you can find great workouts is on YouTube. Many channels...

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Dorm Room Workouts

Are you trying to stay in shape at school? Is the school gym just too far away or too intimidating? A lot of students feel like that! Luckily there are some pretty easy workouts you can do in your dorm room to keep in shape. Squats Are Your Best Friend If you stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and sit your hips until your legs are at a right angle, you can increase the strength and tone your calves, thighs, and butt! Remember to keep your chest up, bending it forward doesn’t help you and makes the workout less difficult. If you cheat a workout you only cheat yourself out of results! Squats are pretty standards so doing 10 reps...

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You Can Train and Diet like the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Too!

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in full swing, you’ve probably seen a highlight or two of the latest game these amazing women have won! It’s got us thinking, “How do they do it?!” We went digging for some advice, and we found a few articles that their High Performance Coach, Dawn Scott, weighed in on.Nutrition Mission                One thing to keep in mind is that these women are traveling and on the road for so long, so sticking to a diet isn’t exactly easy. Scott has said that with 23 players they optimize the buffet style of serving. Scott likes to offer the team a variety of options so the cravings for junk food are kept at bay.                Their menu...

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Trade Cardio for PiYo

Does cardio do more damage than good for you? Is it a pain in the neck to get through? Does cardio leave you more exhausted than it should? Try PiYo! PiYo is a blend of Pilates and yoga, and it could be one of the best ways to tone your body. “Erin Scott, a PiYo Instructor and Master Trainer with Beachbody LIVE, adds that […] ‘Consistent practice in PiYo increases core strength, overall strength, stability, and flexibility,’” which are everyday needs. It is described as adding the “muscle sculpting of Pilates”, with the “flexibility of yoga”, and a consistent fluid movement between positions. What Do I Do? Every exercise needs a warm up, something to get your muscles ready for the stress you’re about to put them...

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Gym Looks for Beginners

For many of us fresh on the path of our fitness journeys, we don’t always know what to wear to the gym. Should arm day’s outfit be the same as leg days? What about cardio? Yoga? Going to the gym often requires a whole new wardrobe. When purchasing that new gym ensemble it’s important to know what to wear. What You Need: An Athletic Shirt: Something that accentuates your body, is form fitting, stretchy, and isn’t made from 100% cotton. Cotton shirts absorb more moisture and sweat than a shirt with a lycra blend shirt and tend to offer less freedom of mobility. Generally, you’re going to want to look for something with a polyester and lycra blend. A good selection of performance shirts are available...

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